Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Our Terms: j-o-l-l-i-f-i-c-a-t-i-o-n, jollification

jollification \jol-ih-fuh-KAY-shuhn\ , noun:
1.Merrymaking; festivity; revelry.

Some inform; some prompt the conscience; some entertain, while having more than jollification in mind.
-- Stuart Klawans, "A Greek Bearing Gifts", The Nation, June 21, 1999

In July, expect the usual impertinent jollifications in Key West: look-alike and Key-lime-pie-eating contests, arm-wrestling tournaments.
-- David Gates, "Resurrecting Papa", Newsweek, April 12, 1999

Jollification is from jolly (from Old French joli, jolif, "joyful, merry") + Latin -ficare, combining form of facere, "to make."

Why don't you take a stab at using jollification in a sentence below?

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